San San Pen Eyeliner Review : The holy grail affordable eyeliner that everyone loves4:00:00 AM
Here in the Philippine beauty blogging/YouTube community this eyeliner shot up to fame for it's price tag, performance and availability. Read on to see why I wasn't so impressed.
SanSan is a Philippine drugstore brand. Fairly popular for its affordability and good performance. Their makeup line is mostly infused with skin care benefits like Vitamin A, C, E , moisturizers, SPF etc.
First things first
I liked the felt tip. It's firm but not too firm and hard as if it were a hard pencil. BUT I had to push the liner onto my skin to get some proper pigment out. Like actually exert more pressure on the liner as opposed to just gliding the pen effortlessly on my eyelid.
So naturally because I exerted more pressure, it always came out patchy. If I didn't exert that kind of effort it wasn't pouring any liquid onto the top at all. As if I was using a dried out pen liner.
After lining my eyes raw to get a proper line on, it looks "ok" actually. Matte but definitely not the blackest liner. Midday it looks grayish because it's faded and not as defined as when I first applied.
It is water resistant in my experience. Not smudge-proof or waterproof though (Claimed to be waterproof on the package)
I probably got a bad batch since I can't seem to find anyone who doesn't seem impressed with this. Still, I will not be repurchasing this. I'll get better luck with ELF honestly. They dry out really quickly but you get a good run for your money while you can still use it. Performed way better if my memory serves me right.
2.0 ml / 0.07 fl oz. for PHP 150 -200, it's priced right. But I didn't like it. Who knows, I might try this again in the future.
Any recommendations? Thoughts?